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Mailbox Monday #403

Mailbox Monday, created by Marcia at To Be Continued, formerly The Printed Page, has a permanent home at its own blog.

To check out what everyone has received over the last week, visit the blog and check out the links. Leave yours too.

Also, each week, Leslie, Vicki, and I will share the Books that Caught Our Eye from everyone’s weekly links.

Here’s what I received:

Frankenstein Darcy by Cass Grix, a giveaway win at JustJane1813.

Pride and Prejudice meets Frankenstein. When he first comes to Hertfordshire, Frankenstein Darcy is a man of secrets, wanting to find peace. Falling in love with a provincial nobody is not in his plans. Elizabeth Bennet is both intrigued by this tall, dark, handsome stranger and infuriated by his arrogance. Neither of them realize how dangerous falling in love can be.

Frankenstein Darcy is a fun, romantic literary mashup, following the basic plot of Pride and Prejudice, one of the world’s greatest romances, and combining it with the themes of Frankenstein, one of the world’s greatest Gothic stories.

In this full length novel, Darcy and Elizabeth deal with the conflict between science and religion, nature vs.nurture, love and friendship, and inner and outer beauty.

Darcy at Last by Jane Grix, a bonus from the giveaway win.

After an accident, Elizabeth Bennet has amnesia. She cannot remember the past few months – including Mr. Darcy’s disastrous proposal. Although concerned for Elizabeth’s health, Darcy realizes he now has a second chance to win her heart.

Mr. Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter by Joana Starnes, which I won from the blog tour.

When Colonel Fitzwilliam’s disclosures are interrupted by the bearer of distressing news from Longbourn, Miss Elizabeth Bennet is compelled to accept an offer she would have otherwise dismissed out of hand. An offer of marriage from the all-too-proud Mr Darcy.

Yet how is she to live with a husband she hardly knows and does not love? Will she continue to feel trapped in a marriage of convenience while events conspire to divide them? Or would love grow as, day by day and hour after hour, she learns to understand the man she married, before she loses his trust and his heart?

Given the ‘early marriage’ premise, the issue of growing affection and intimacy is central to the story. The scenes are not graphic, but the novel does address mature themes.

Make and Move: Shark by Jen Green for review.

Get an up-close look at a shark’s body systems in Make and Move: Shark. This illustrated learning guide presents basic facts about shark anatomy in an easily accessible format, with colorful illustrations, simple explanations, and a large 20-piece floor puzzle with hinged joints. As readers learn about various types of sharks and how their bodies enable them to survive in the depths of the ocean, the puzzle is assembled layer by layer, providing a complete overview of how sharks have come to rule the world beneath the waves.

Animal Adventures: Sharks by Cynthia Stierle for review.

Animal Adventures: Sharks will take you beneath the ocean’s surface to meet the many sharks that lurk in the depths. Have fun while learning, encounter sharks—large and small, gentle and fierce—with colorful illustrations and fascinating facts, and then build a diorama. Everything you need to explore the ocean is right here.
*This unique set includes a book full of colorful illustrations and intriguing facts about sharks, plus 3-D animal models and a diorama with reusable stickers.
*Journey to all the world’s oceans to learn everything you need to know about these mysterious creatures.
Animal Adventures: Sharks offers a unique learning experience as you meet wild and exotic animals face-to-face.

What did you receive?

  • Anna (Diary of an Eccentric)

    Can’t wait to see what you think of Frankenstein Darcy and Mr. Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter. I enjoyed both of them. I have the Jane Grix book, so looking forward to your thoughts on that as well. Happy reading!

  • Suko http://www.sukosnotebook

    Enjoy your new goodies, Serena! I also won a copy of Mr. Bennet’s Dutiful Daughter.

  • My son and I loved reading shark books when he was younger. I hope you enjoy your P&P spinoffs. 🙂

  • Mary

    Frankenstein Darcy made me LOL. I hope it’s a good read!

  • bermudaonion(Kathy)

    Those look perfect for you!